It would appear that we humans, the fallen species of this earth think we do so much every day, and yet we have never created a single thing. We have the propensity of patting ourselves on the back for so many things, and yet all the resources we require for making such things were here to begin with long before we ever came to be.
Having stated that, do we ever see that all we ever do is to remove and change what was already here?
We did not create these resources, we always take away from what was here and we have no way of replenishing these resources. This is proof, that we are the receivers of these blessings from God and nothing more. So why is it so daunting for us to take a moment every day and thank HIM for these blessings?
Few ever take a serious look at what is here and realize how important all these resources truly are. We simply take them all for granted, we take God Almighty for granted and that my friends is blasphemy of God. Throughout our entire lives, we expect everything and the Lord God has indeed provided for us, whether or not we are saved or lost.
Has it ever crossed anyone’s mind, that the Bible has stated, “I am the vine and ye are the branches, without me, ye can do nothing!” Which means, without the Lord God Almighty, you wouldn’t even get the next breath of air or the very next thought. All things have been provided for us by God and without HIS allowing us to utilize these things, we would not exist.
John 15:1-5 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
For many, many, years mankind lived in homes made of mud and grass, cool in the hot summer and warm in the coldest of winters, yet were this materials already here? You know they were. Our steel and metals are from the earth, someone had to put the metals there for us to gather, melt and make our homes and offices.
Some of our homes are made of wood from trees, and yet we never made the trees, nor did we ever create them. There are so many things all around us, all the time, that we use to make things with, which enhance our lives. But never once did we create any of them. We owe everything we have to the Lord God, even our bodies.
Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
The one and only thing that God created in us, that separates us from the rest of the animals, is a spirit. Yet if we look closely at our Spirit, we do not own it, God does and HE requires that Spirit of us when we die as a human.
The body goes back into the earth from where it came and our Spirit goes before HIM. Everything we are is because of the creation of us by God HIMSELF. So how do get this idea in our heads that we owe God nothing or if we decide that there is no God at all? Again my friends, that is blasphemy of God.
Somehow or someway, we believe that our thoughts are all our own, the Bible calls it the intent of our hearts. We are always under the control of God Almighty and it is HE who either allows or disallows any thought; thus salvation, or the lack there of, though the blood of Jesus Christ, is the singular choice we are able to make. Thus, following Jesus Christ has future benefits, that we could only begin to imagine. Again, “Without me, ye can do nothing!”
Is it not yet evident, that if you wish to follow Satan and his ilk, your choices in life will be accordingly? Thus your life here will be a destruction and to end in eternal destruction?
Sobering thought, if you ask me.
Our motivation in life is directly related to our choice of whether we follow Jesus Christ or not. If by chance you live the life of “It’s all about ME.”Then all are able to see that you do not follow Jesus Christ. Our lives are supposed to be about all of us, moving in one direction, to the Lord God Almighty and HIS name is, Jesus Christ.
Anything else is worthless and self-absorbed. The people of this type are selfish and will never once feel the need to help others. As far as they are concerned, no one else exists. It makes me wonder, how truly happy they are…
John 15:12 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
There are times where we fail to use the Word of God correctly and we are able to find this in many, many, churches today. The most recognizable of this is on TV, when an evangelist stands up and says that we need to plant a seed by sending them $100 or so and even more if able.
In doing so we would reap 10 percent more of what we give. Far too many people fall for this scam. Many people have actually gone into debt in this measure. Again it was a “self-absorbed” evangelist, using the Word of God to line his own pockets.
How odd is it, the Bible has spoken of this sort of thing; it’s called prophecy. What is so odd, people that read the Word of God, would never fall for these sort of ; and if they did it would be because they read the Word of God incorrectly. Suffice to say:
James 4:2-3 “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
As I have been attesting, failure to read the Word of God, will lead to many downfalls and disappointments. You MUST come to the Lord God Almighty, with your sins covered by HIS blood from the Cross.
You must come humbly and with respect for whom you are addressing and it will be answered one of three ways, Yes, No, let’s wait some. So then the problem becomes, how willing are we to wait and be patient on the Lord. That has to be our biggest problem of all, having to wait, as if we will lose by waiting on HIS judgment.
Our choices have consequence before the Lord God and HE has already told us these thing in HIS Holy Word;
Matthew 6:1-8 “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men.
Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
Matthew 6:33-34 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
My friends, is it not apparent that the Lord God Almighty knows everything about you, to include what your thoughts are going to be? Don’t let your life be dull and dismal, don’t allow Satan and his ilk rule your day and your thoughts; which will only cause destruction and failure
If you want a happy and full life while you live here on earth, then you must know the One who created it all and that he has the answers to every single problem you could ever have. HIS name is above all other names, it is Jesus Christ!